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Table of Contents

What Kind of Camping Do You Want To Do? ………………………………………………………….. 3
Summer, Winter, Spring or Fall ………………………………………………………………………………….. 7
How to pick the best tent …………………………………………………………………………………………… 11
How to pick the best backpack …………………………………………………………………………………. 14
How to pick the best sleeping bag …………………………………………………………………………… 17
Dressing for the weather ……………………………………………………………………………………………. 20
Campfires and setting up camp ………………………………………………………………………………… 23
All About Gourmet Camping Food ……………………………………………………………………………. 26
Fun Activities While Camping ……………………………………………………………………………………. 29
Play it Safe – Packing a First Aid Kit ………………………………………………………………………….. 32
Staying in Touch ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 35
Getting There Can Be Fun – Keeping Kids Happy …………………………………………………… 38
Destination Suggestions ……………………………………………………………………………………………… 41
10 Fun Things for Kids To Do …………………………………………………………………………………….. 43
What About Fido? ………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 46

What Kind of Camping Do You Want To Do?

What’s Your Style – Different Kinds of Family Camping for Unforgettable Fun and Adventure

Camping gives everyone the chance to experience wildlife firsthand. Campers usually can engage in hunting, fishing, plant study, swimming, canoeing, nature photography, and wildlife watching.

Likewise, camping delivers many physical benefits because it involves outdoor activities and according to enthusiasts, camping imparts confidence in children as well as offers an opportunity for adult campers to challenge themselves when in unfamiliar surroundings.

Day hiking

Day hiking is becoming more popular with campers of all ages. Anyone capable of walking long distances can certainly do this. A day hikers’ objective is to hike or walk for the day and return to the place of origin that same day, usually as night approaches their campsite.

Besides being able to walk long distances, you must also be ready for any weather conditions as well as having the right tools and techniques needed so you can find the right route back to your campsite.

One very important thing in hiking is selecting the correct footwear. Because hiking is defined as walking which simply means being “on your feet”, you must purchase footwear designed specifically for hiking and that primarily give your feet comfort while walking. Never purchase footwear solely based on how good they look.

Many are attracted to this “sport” because every individual sets their own objective then strives hard to achieve it; this undertaking requires some commitment and planning.

RV camping

RV stands for Recreational Vehicle and RV campers embrace the liberty of traveling at their “own time” and are able to camp in different places while not sacrificing comfort that RVs offer.

An RV is comparable to a small lodge but on wheels and normally comes complete with heater, oven, refrigerator, shower, stove, beds, toilet, and “12-volt” electrical power.
According to many RVrs, they enjoy their “mini hotel” because they are always “packed and ready-to-go”.

Furthermore, they enjoy the cooking, bathing and sleeping convenience the vehicle offers while in a distant or remote campground.

For individuals who never experienced camping in an RV but thinking of purchasing one, renting first would be a very sensible decision so you will see if the RV lifestyle suits you.

Backpacking camping

Backpacking is generally the most exciting and basic way to experiencing a wilderness adventure.

Backpacking adds new excitement and elements to any hiking experience because it extends your visit in the backwoods. You may travel far into the wilderness because you are not obliged to go back to your campsite at the day’s end.

Backpacking is simply exploring on foot beautiful and wild country, being self-sufficient, while hiking with camping essentials in a comfortable backpack and set camp mostly in undeveloped and primitive areas.

Put simply, backpacking entails having to carry a pack of essential camping supplies on your “back.” The longer your trip, the more supplies you carry. What you will be taking along with you as well as how distant you will hike actually depends on you.

Preparing for your backpacking trip involves assembling, selecting and packing supplies and gear that you need and want to bring along with you.

Selecting your backpacking gear is very significant so as to have a successful trip. Excessive gear or specifically the wrong kind of backpacking gear can bring about an extremely heavy weight load that will spoil your hike.

Likewise, incorrect or too little gear will result in discomfort and under certain conditions, may even be dangerous.

The internet is filled with stores specifically devoted to backpacking supplies and gear as well as information. Studying your backpacking gear will enable you to purchase the right gear that you need.

The selections for backpacking gear are always evolving, ongoing and constantly changing. Find out which one best suits your backpacking requirements.

Backpacking equipment generally costs more compared to car camping, however much less compared to RV camping and take note, backpacking campsites are usually free.

Tent camping

Tent camping usually attracts families with children because children are primarily the ones that enjoy it the most and because it is rugged and inexpensive.

Tent camping employs a vehicle to transport camping equipment to any established campground that offers full amenities and allow direct car access.

Whatever type you choose, with safety in mind, camping is sure to be a fun-filled experience the whole family will love and will look forward to every season.

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